For Immediate Release
Date: March 30, 2021
Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations
Bloomsburg University to host Distinguished Economist Robert H. Frank for Virtual Lecture
BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will virtually host economist Robert H. Frank for the Spring Economic Lecture Series on Monday, April 5, at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The title of his presentation is “Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work.” The Zoom link is https://bloomu.zoom.us/j/95755515965.
Frank, the H. J. Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics, emeritus, at Cornell's Johnson School of Management, received his master's in statistics and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds honorary doctorate degrees from the University of St. Gallen ad Dalhousie University. Frank has served as chief economist for Civil Aeronautics Board, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Civilization in Paris, and visiting faculty fellow at NYU Stern School of Business. His scholarly papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, and other leading professional journals for more than two decades. For more than a decade, his “Economic View” column appeared monthly in The New York Times.
His book “The Winner-Take-All Society,” co-authored with Philip Cook, has been translated into 23 languages, received a Critic’s Choice Award, and was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times in 1995. Frank is a co-recipient of the 2004 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He was awarded the Johnson School's Stephen Russell Distinguished teaching award in 2004, 2010, and 2012, and its Apple Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005.
The Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Economics sponsor the series.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,500 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and new Honors College.